Boston Fire Department hiring few people of color

Since 2011, people of color have comprised half or more of Boston’s population, but to date, only 25 percent of the fire department is non-white, according to a letter the Lawyers’ Committee sent to Mayor Martin Walsh and Fire Commissioner ...

OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter partner to launch a new Visa Debit Card

In celebration of Black History Month, OneUnited Bank partners with #BlackLivesMatter to organize black America's spending power and launch the "Amir" card.

Senate president supports criminal justice reforms

Last week legislative action seemed imminent when state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg committed to work for legislative fixes supported by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, including pretrial bail reform, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, the ...

Turnaround status for two Boston high schools

Two Boston high schools that fell to Level 4 status this year are slated for major staffing changes. On Friday, Feb. 3, about 90 percent of teachers and staff at Brighton High and Excel High were slated to receive dismissal ...

Gail Jackson-Blount

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Board of Directors announces the appointment of Gail Jackson-Blount as board President

Menino Survey of Mayors shows poverty, inclusion of minorities high concerns for many mayors

Research from the third annual Menino Survey of Mayors reflects an increased concern among the nation’s mayors that they need to do more to include poor and minority residents.

Proposals are in for city’s Roxbury housing competition

A jury of design experts, city officials and residents of Roxbury’s Garrison Trotter sub-neighborhood is evaluating six development proposals submitted as part of a city of Boston pilot Housing Innovation Competition launched last November.

"Seeking Hope Beyond the Headlines: A night of reflection and healing."

"Seeking Hope Beyond the Headlines: A night of reflection and healing." Rev. Liz Walker invites you to an evening of sharing our experiences of and reactions to the events of these past weeks and months in our wider world.

Fairmount Innovation Lab expands with new lab space

A year-and-a-half into its operation, the Fairmount Innovation Lab seems to be thriving, with nine businesses and artists employing 15 people in its third startup cohort.

Massachusetts State Representative Carvalho files bill to improve Fairmount Line service

State Rep. Evandro Carvalho last week filed legislation that would reduce the wait times on the Fairmount commuter rail line from 40 to 15 minutes during peak hours and allow riders to use Charlie Cards to pay for their fares. ...

Governor Baker’s budget proposal does little for schools, a lot for healthcare

While the governor’s budget proposal makes strides in addressing health care coverage needs, many also say it does not alleviate the budget stress of beleaguered public education institutions of all levels.

Boston city officials unveil new school budget plan

The city’s proposed school budget puts a focus on extended learning time, rigorous fifth grade coursework and meeting needs of homeless students. Overall, the budget represents a 2.8 to 3.7 percent increase, BPS officials say. Meanwhile the inflation rate is ...

Boston rallies in Copley, Logan against Trump's immigrant ban

President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring refugees from any country and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., and Boston rose to fight it.

Front Page a new community radio program on WBCA 102.9 FM

This week Yawu and Bill are talking about the momentous week in politics both here in Boston and across the world; the rise of a resistance movement locally; and what it means on the local front. Plus: important news about ...

Hayden Frederick-Clarke

Hayden Frederick-Clarke is the Director of Cultural Proficiency of Boston Public Schools and an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the first to hold the director position and works with four colleagues. In this role, Frederick-Clarke ...